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Thursday, August 7, 2014
$13.95 from Amazon »

RattlerStrap previously designed their Venom paracord belt in honor of a Dude reader giveaway. Just for us. So obviously we like them. A lot. But while I have no problem being completely biased about the products I discuss...

Monday, February 3, 2014
Giveaway: Ellusionist Pure Smoke Magic Bundle 166
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Enter to win a bag of magician's tricks from online masters of the game, Ellusionist! The Pure Smoke Giveaway Magic Bundle includes 1 unit of Pure Smoke, a set of Messado Rings, a Shift Self-Bending Paperclip, and a deck of...

Monday, April 14, 2014
$289 from Amazon »

The Pit Barrel Cooker is like a smoker mashed with a Crock Pot mashed with a 55-gallon barrel of lube. Minus the lube. The self-described "vertical cooking experience" says it will heat and flavor perfect hunks of meat over shorter cooking times without the regular monitoring inferior setups require for temperature and smoke regulation....

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
$21.95 from Gadget Duck »

Ye of long legs, take note: though the Knee Defender can't increase the amount of space you have within your sphere of airplane seat misery, it can prevent further reduction of the already minimal square footage. Comprised...

Monday, November 19, 2012
$18.62 from Amazon »

"I just did 9 months on the inside...and now that I'm out, my mom is making me wear an orange onesie that, for some reason, encourages many who see me to double-bump a fist against their chest and flash me two fingers." Bloomingdale's...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
$54,850 from Skycraft Airplanes »

Hey, here's a neat little toy for tooling around the friendly skies and hopefully not crashing when you come back down. Skycraft's SD-1 Minisport represents the first affordable consumer airplane (remember, as Einstein and the inbreds say, "Everything's relative") set to hit the public market. While the first production model version of the precious-looking prop flier is still in flight testing...

Thursday, September 18, 2014
$89.99 from DudeIWantThat.com »

Record your drive for a safer ride and to ensure sob stories and blatant lies don't get the best of what really happened with the GoSafe 110 Dashcam. Available for $89.99, 35% off retail value, from Dude Exclusives....

Monday, October 29, 2012
$2,195 from Amazon »

Varier's Gravity balans may not be new, but it remains Zero Gravity Recliner 1.0. The Original. Like Sean Connery as Bond. Like the Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Like Shannen Dougherty in 90210. An ergonomic...

Monday, December 9, 2013
$42 - $4,950 from Etsy »

Paul Bierker is a formally educated designer with a BFA in Jewelry Design and Graphic Design, and a BAMF in handcrafted Star Wars jewelry. Even I might wear a ladies' sapphire and diamond ring if it also looked like the head...

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
$39.99 from Vaporite »

I thought it would do something cutesy like stay frozen on 4:20, but nay. The Grindrite keeps real time too! Though usually after a few tokes of the good stuff my friend Victor procures I'm not really able to comprehend the...

Monday, February 6, 2012

It's sleek, it's svelte, and it will make your wrist look a mile long. It even redefines the concept of little black box with its glide-to-reveal top lid. The iWatch 2 has all of the classic features of the iWatch: WiFi and...

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
$20.48 from Amazon »

I'm not saying the Euler's Disk isn't fascinating and rad and a commendable utilization of the laws of physics, but watching and listening to it creates a great deal of anxiety in my heart. It's like the foreboding music in...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
$370.94 from Amazon »

I'm not sure what Jim Beam contributed to Bradley's 4-rack digital outdoor smoker besides his name and logo. Maybe he sprinkled each one with magical bourbon dust as it rolled off the assembly line. Whatever the draw, the...

Sunday, March 16, 2014
$69.90 from Amazon »

I like it when the computer costs only about 2.5 times more than the keyboard they recommend to go with it. The latest in Android's line of mini PCs, the RK3188 serves as an upgrade to the platform's RK3066 model. One happy...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
$5.95 from Amazon »

I'm sure there are stronger magnets out there, but these tiny, 1/2" x 1/8" neodymium discs carry instructions to keep them away from children and not to use them as toys, so I'd say they have some pretty serious sucking power....

Sunday, September 9, 2012
$228 from Etsy »

See, chivalry isn't dead. It's just been co-opted by the hoodie-wearing hipster crowd. This Medieval Knight Hoodie drips of irony akin to permutations of the mustache, and trending fads akin to bacon two years ago. Thanks...

Saturday, December 14, 2013
$119.99 from ThinkGeek »

Sometimes for April Fool's Day merchants make up fake products and list them as real products that no one can actually buy and it's hilarious. And sometimes for April Fool's Day merchants make up fake products and list them...

Friday, July 25, 2014
$9k from Etsy »

Flowers and diamonds are alright, but if you really want to get laid tonight you'll give her a sterling silver bat skeleton necklace. At least that's what Bruce Wayne told me. Los Angeles designer Stephanie Inagaki calls her...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
$787.49 from Gyroscope.com »

One time I had to write white paper or a green paper or something about a Stirling engine for a job interview but I still didn't really understand how they work. Something about expansion and contraction of gas and...oh, wait....

Thursday, October 17, 2013
$1,800 from Richard Clarkson »

Richard Clarkson's profoundly-titled Cloud defies Mother Nature by hovering amidst indoor skies and venting its beastly thunder and lightning only when inclement weather jibes with your schedule. Such as when you are wooing...

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
$14.61 from Amazon »

Thug Kitchen, in the piped icing vein of What the F*@# Should I Make for Dinner, has parlayed a recipe blog and the gratuitous use of profanity into a cookbook. And although I'm pretty sure noting Thug Kitchen on the Web is...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
$29.95 from Amazon »

The thing I remember most about last month is suction. Thanks to the Mighty Mug, I have never been more impressed by this simple method of sticking things to other things. No joke. After passing a couple of Mighty Mugs around...

Monday, August 4, 2014

Use the Sensordrone to turn your smartphone into a mobile, wearable, programmable 11-in-one sensor. Available for $149, 25% off its $199 retail value, for a limited time from the Dude Exclusives online store....

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Dutch artist Paul Seger's Stealth Pavillion is an art installation and thematic exploration of heterotopia, the idea of anti-space within a expressed context. I know. I hate it too when people define a word that doesn't mean...

Saturday, August 16, 2014
$3.99 from Amazon »

Don't want to wait 19 months, or whatever the current ETA for Bunch O Balloons is? Get an instant water balloon fix with ZORBZ latex bombs. You won't be able to pump up 3 dozen of them at once, but the balloons' self-sealing...

Friday, August 30, 2013
$27 from Pressy »

I. LOVE. BUTTONS. And one of the 17 reasons I refuse to convert from a flip to a smartphone is the latter's infuriating lack thereof. A touchscreen? Really? Maybe if my fingers had stopped growing at the age of 6, but they...

Sunday, September 21, 2014
$27 from Schnuzzle »

Schnuzzle promises to be your best friend's new best friend. Why? Because it smells like bacon! And then it smells like BBQ beef! And then, suddenly, roast chicken! Nubby spherical and cylindrical dog toys with interchangeable...

Monday, September 8, 2014
$10.75 from Amazon »

The questions that keep us awake at night: Am I about to get canned? How am I going to tell her I spent the money for new minivan tires on a really sick crossbow? Is that lump under my armpit a gland or cancer? Will it waffle?...

Thursday, May 8, 2014
Sold Out from Amazon »

Can you tell I'm an avid swinger? First I dreamt of this rustic porch swing bed, and then the outdoor patio arch swing, and now, for those who prefer to sway in the summer's breeze seated upright, I present Outsunny's hanging...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
$499 from SWASH »

SWASH knows that just because I wear my button-up to happy hour at Rosita's haven of deep-fried Mexican everything, and then dinner at Taste of India doesn't mean it's actually soiled to the point of shelling out for dry...

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

While I know my life would be forever changed had I XploreAir's flying bicycle, the Paravelo, during my fuming battles with city gridlocks and local Department of Transportation personnel who were almost certainly collectively...

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

I don't know if a 50,000-volt Tesla coil is powerful enough to play a tag team rendition of "Sweet Home Alabama" like the pair in the above video, but it does radiate enough high-frequency energy to light 2 fluorescent tubes...

Friday, May 2, 2014
$79.90 from Amazon »

OK, this is like the Goldilocks & the Three Bears of tritium keychains. The first set we featured was by far the coolest and most coveted, but also the hardest to acquire. Many readers deemed the task impossible. Then there...

Friday, November 29, 2013
$225 - $575 from NinjaBlocks »

The next generation of Ninja Blocks, a hackable tech warrior system enabling users to monitor and control their households from afar, has removed all right angles, increased its functionality, and gone balls to the wall Picard...

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
$45 - $190 from Etsy »

Some days I wake up and long to give people the impression that I'm a dark and bluesy heavy metal rocker with an impossibly angular jawline. So I wear my Danzig horned or Misfits shadowy skull belt buckle. Other days I roll...

Thursday, August 21, 2014
$39.99 - $122.85 from Amazon »

While SteelBell creator Hyperwear also makes neoprene SandBells, these steel shot-filled versions of the free weights are about half the size of and, some say, twice as dynamic as their counterparts. Available as individual...

Thursday, April 17, 2014
$65.75 from Amazon »

A folding metal cot covered in heavy-duty polyester fabric. You wanna crash at my place, that's what you're getting. It's pretty comfortable though. Body-contouring. And at 77" x 25", with legs reinforced with steel pipe inserts...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
$35 from Kite »

Do you often set out to enjoy a BBQ or camping trip only to find yourself trading in the anticipated revelry for a full-scale, hostile, bug-obliterating offensive? OK, well do you tend to step outside on a pleasant summer...

Monday, February 4, 2013
$65 - $85 from Carbon Fiber Gear »

The Escort series of carbon fiber daggers is not meant for cutting. It's meant for stabbing. That statement did not even stem from my powers of deduction, but directly from the manufacturer's literature. Aerospace grade woven...

Monday, April 16, 2012
$95 from Amazon »

The philosophy and science behind the Remee Lucid Dreaming Mask makes the most sense to the highly intelligent, the highly self-actualized, and the highly high. For the rest of us, watching the accompanying video is probably...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
$20 - $270 from Brooklyn Butcher Blocks »

Nils Wessell makes some pretty beastly butcher blocks. And cutting boards. And solid wood beer mugs. His is woodenware for Real Men. And also women who like sturdy, hand-crafted, masculine-yet-sleek mainstays for their kitchens....

Monday, May 5, 2014
Sold Out from Amazon »

Here's a different take on the Bat-Signal. In the sense that the person flashing it is definitely not the person who needs help. A hand-crafted self defense and EDC tool, the bat slips over fired-up knuckles and thwarts (or...

Sunday, July 6, 2014
$950 - $1,350 from Green Towers »

Tabletop aquaponic systems--aquariums with plants watered and nourished by the fish and their digs growing soillessly above--have been making the rounds, but Green Towers' Living Furniture might be the first to expand this...

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013
$61.97 from Grand Illusions »

The German-made Shtox glass, a Red Dot Design Award winner with a bottom primed for rotational movement, has the patented capability of spinning into infinity at the flick of a wrist. Just like Euler's Disk. Also like Euler's...

Monday, January 20, 2014
$14.99 from ThinkGeek »

It doesn't connect to an ejection seat or the trap door above a tank swarming with electric eels and Mariah Carey after a 3-day fast, but the Big Red Button rage relief device does provide considerable catharsis for the angry...

Saturday, May 10, 2014
$162k from Trident »

Regular diesel, kerosene, paraffin, or biodiesel can now take you from 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds. Meet the Trident Iceni Magna diesel sports car. It can also top out at speeds of over 190 mph. And its 6.6-liter turbo diesel V8...

Friday, March 21, 2014
$8,450 from Amazon »

The SCOUT, a combination of carbon fiber and mandrel bent aluminum, heralds itself the world's most advanced paramotor. I have no reason not to believe it. Not that I'd never seen or heard of any kind of paramotor prior to...

Saturday, May 31, 2014
$49.95 from Amazon »

While a backpacker's true culinary dream is probably something along the lines of Padma Lakshmi awaiting at each day's destination with a 4-course gourmet meal of filet mignon, lobster tail, and piles and piles of naan bread...

Friday, April 26, 2013
$15.90 from Amazon »

I know a lot of fat magnets. I bet you do too. Most of them look more like an ass in need of a run around the block than a reimagined dreidel though. But this Fat Magnet, the dreidel kind, is actually here to help the ass...

Monday, December 19, 2011
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Would you like to cause your friend to take a great big turd in his shorts? These Rorschach masks, if I'm to believe what I'm seeing on the video, are built specifically to do just that. Made famous by Jackie Earle Haley playing...

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
$65 from Kickstarter »

Jason Hui of Prometheus Lights is the first to point out that he makes tools, not toys. That he has created the Lambda Top, and is seeking funding for it on Kickstarter, is probably due solely to the fact that even men who...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
$249 from CleverPet »

According to CleverPet, one reason dogs strew the stuffing from your couch cushions across the house and eat entire ficus plants is that they're bored. Another reason is that they're a-holes. CleverPet says it can address...

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

What you see before you is Lake Tahoe, Californian skater Bob Burnquist, and 4 days of work. Miami art director Jerry Blohm and his team designed and built this floating skateboard ramp for Burnquist, who was a participant...

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
$10 from Varianto:25 »

Who wants some undiluted geekery? code:deck is a standard set of playing cards individually described by rank and suit in one of 13 different programming languages. As maker Varianto:25 points out, the cards should arouse...

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
$10 from Amazon »

This 2 oz. bottle of Luminol contains the exact formula used worldwide by Crime Scene Investigators. The way you get its blue chemiluminescence to show is simple. 1) Bleed all over something. 2) Clean it up. 3) Spray Luminol...

Friday, August 15, 2014
$24.99 from DudeIWantThat.com »

Save a few bucks on the ChargeKey this week and next. It's on sale for $24.99 from the Dude Exclusives online store....

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
$16.95 from Amazon »

And you always thought she was an icy bitch because you couldn't get to second base. The Boob Luge puts a positive spin on the cold reality of interacting with women. Also, just like in the good ol' days of infancy, it allows...

Monday, February 17, 2014
Giveaway: Solid Gray Hardshell Backpack 138
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Become a futuristic Ninja Turtle and protect your precious gear! Enter to win a foam-lined hardshell backpack from Solid Gray (a $190 value)!...

Thursday, August 28, 2014
$9.79 - $16.01 from Amazon »

Duke Cannon would like you to know two things about his Big Ass Bricks of Soap. One, they are 3 times bigger than "feminine soaps." In other words, if you're not using a Big Ass Brick of "Smells Like Accomplishment" or "Smells...

Friday, July 25, 2014

A last-chance Dude Exclusives deal at 25% off through July 31, 2014, the Sole (So-lay) brand of bikes is primed to add fixed gear soul and Venice Beach style to your summertime escapades....

Saturday, July 19, 2014
$144.99 - $499.99 from Amazon »

MOVA Globes are nothing if not resourceful. The striking pieces of planetary art not only silently rotate and glisten all the livelong day, but they do it without the use of power cords or batteries. This cosmic event for...

Monday, June 16, 2014
Giveaway: Orb Audio Classic One Speaker Package 47
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Godzilla-sized sound from speakers smaller than a Coke bottle? [Cue background music. Ominous and slow leading into total symphonic annihilation, please. Yeah, pipe it through those Orb Audio speakers.] It's true and...it's...

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Did you really think the people who brought you Jean Shorts Underwear couldn't trump themselves? Japan Trend Shop's Shiridashi Butt Reveal Underwear appear to be 3 baffling things:...

Friday, July 5, 2013
$10.98 from Amazon »

Crazy Aaron says his Liquid Glass Thinking Putty is "so clear you'll think the can is empty." Well thanks for the warning, Crazy A, because I'm tired of spending the money I work so hard to earn from my mama's allowance account...

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
$18 - $45 from Shapeways »

While some feel pooing gold provides the rectal rush of a lifetime, others find its one-and-done nature too fleeting. It's in, 4 hours to 3 days later it's out, and then it's over. For those in this latter group of precious...

Saturday, June 7, 2014
$49 from Kickstarter »

According to the TIK keychain and the sagging bulge in my left pants pocket, 75% of a key's mass is useless. So TIK creator Daniel Farkas hacked off the proverbial fat, attaching only the meaty parts of his keys to a stripped-down...

Friday, April 11, 2014
$32k - $35k from Johammer »

Why does being eco-friendly and emission-free always seem to translate to pastels and girly colors? I don't think the Austrian Johammer J1 electric motorcycle looks that bad in design structure or general aesthetics--no worse...

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
$17 - $49.99 from Love Is Lame »

Do you love her? Eh. Is she cute? Heh. She is way beyond cute, dude. Hot? HOT. Like... Hotter than Olivia Munn all tatted up and devouring a chili dog in a Xena costume? Uh.... Basically every time I see her all I can think...